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10-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,618
Posted By Ross520

No, I just hate when people purposely say...

No, I just hate when people purposely say ridiculous and inflammatory things to get attention. It has nothing to do with misinformation. If I was concerned with that, I wouldn't use the internet at...
10-17-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,618
Posted By Ross520

From his tread on bicycle chains... "The...

From his tread on bicycle chains...

"The reason for the rust is because I didn't use it for good 26 years and was exposed to rain/moist for some time..."

"... if it is restorable I made a big...
10-17-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ross520

One could actually fold a speedo and quite easily...

One could actually fold a speedo and quite easily fit it inside their saddle bag or backpack.

Now I realize that you meant it more as a joke, but I wouldn't wear it under lycra. It would defeat...
10-15-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 100,237
Posted By Ross520

Not much (32 miles), but had a great time riding...

Not much (32 miles), but had a great time riding Saguaro National Monument with a friend of mine!
...
10-15-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By Ross520

Autobahn driving is typically low RPM with a TON...

Autobahn driving is typically low RPM with a TON of air cooling...

Night-and-day difference from stop-and-go traffic and long periods of idling for many hours at a time.
10-15-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By Ross520

It's more than that... Shorter final drive...

It's more than that...

Shorter final drive (3.27 or 3.55 vs 2.73), beefier transmission, revised transmission mapping, unlocked speed limiter, oil coolers, heavy duty suspension, heavy duty...
10-14-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,954
Posted By Ross520

I'm not arguing semantics, just going off the...

I'm not arguing semantics, just going off the pictures...

Their current prototypes are attached to wheels.
...
10-14-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,039
Posted By Ross520

What is a "bully" dog?

What is a "bully" dog?
10-13-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ross520

Sounds like a recipe for chaffing...

Sounds like a recipe for chaffing...
10-13-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Ross520

I ride quite fast on my city's MUP, but slow down...

I ride quite fast on my city's MUP, but slow down and announce when passing pedestrians and other cyclists. Also, I typically pick times to ride when the path isn't busy.

What's wrong with that?
10-12-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,954
Posted By Ross520

The vehicles equipped with the airless tires...

The vehicles equipped with the airless tires still have wheels...
10-12-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,954
Posted By Ross520

I realize that these aren't bicycle tires, but...

I realize that these aren't bicycle tires, but your question reminded me of an article I read a few months ago about airless car tires.

Interesting read...
...
10-11-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,145
Posted By Ross520

You paid $100, 27 years ago, which, adjusted for...

You paid $100, 27 years ago, which, adjusted for inflation, is $183.01...

Massive rip-off.




The guy who wanted to put an 11 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette is all of a sudden a chain...
10-11-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,145
Posted By Ross520

An 11 speed chain will have narrower links than a...

An 11 speed chain will have narrower links than a 7 speed chain, which will likely cause problems shifting. It will also have 116 links as opposed to 114, so you would need to remove the extras.
...
10-11-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Ross520

​​​​​​ I'd have to disagree with bar-ends being...

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I'd have to disagree with bar-ends being as comfortable as drop bars. You also don't have the safety advantage of having the brake lever immediately accessible. Control on descents is also...
10-10-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Ross520

I wouldn't recommend that for a newbie. It's hard...

I wouldn't recommend that for a newbie. It's hard enough for an inexperienced cyclist to know what he's looking at in-person, let alone online.

Worse cause scenario, he ends up with a bike that...
10-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Ross520

You can achieve an up-right position with drops,...

You can achieve an up-right position with drops, and have the luxury of more hand positions. There's a reason so many people recommend them over flats.

Personally, my wrists start to ache after a...
10-10-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Ross520

Have you considered learning how to perform the...

Have you considered learning how to perform the tune-up yourself?

I will never go back to a shop for one after visting this (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help) website. I can adjust my...
10-10-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Ross520

Why not drop bars? You get two more hand...

Why not drop bars? You get two more hand positions. Plus, as a tall person myself, I find riding on the hoods of drop bars far more comfortable than flats.
10-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Ross520

It's a safety issue...

It's a safety issue...
10-08-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 51,095
Posted By Ross520

Gotcha! Glad it's working for you.

Gotcha! Glad it's working for you.
10-08-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 51,095
Posted By Ross520

Wouldn't it be more comfortable to wrap those?

Wouldn't it be more comfortable to wrap those?
10-08-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ross520

Same here. I averaged 17.5mph on a 30 mile ride...

Same here. I averaged 17.5mph on a 30 mile ride today. Temperature was 95-99 Fahrenheit. I felt rather sapped after the ride too, as if I had put far more miles down than 30. Haven't been riding for...
10-07-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Ross520

You can get a Shimano Acera crankset and Shimano...

You can get a Shimano Acera crankset and Shimano BB for $45.

They want to charge $150 for what is likely lesser quality than Shimano's CHEAPEST crankset and BB.

They are taking advantage of...
10-04-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ross520

You obviously don't live in Tucson... I...

You obviously don't live in Tucson...

I worry about getting hit by a car just walking the dog through the neighborhood.
10-02-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By Ross520

This forum is an invaluable resource. Also, take...

This forum is an invaluable resource. Also, take a look at Shimano's and Sram's websites to get a look at the advances in drivetrain technology. I mean honestly, just spend a few weeks going on...
10-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Ross520

Thanks for the reassurance, brother. ...

Thanks for the reassurance, brother.



Appreciate the detailed explanation, Mad Honk. I'm a complete newbie to carbon, so it's great to learn something from folks much more experienced than...
09-30-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ross520

Look into PRP. It's not a cheap procedure, and...

Look into PRP. It's not a cheap procedure, and painful to extract, but its healing properties are extraordinary.
09-29-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Ross520

Thanks for the reassurance, HillRider. I'm quite...

Thanks for the reassurance, HillRider. I'm quite new to carbon and can be a bit of a worrier at times.
09-29-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,063
Posted By Ross520

If the officer decides to write a ticket, he's...

If the officer decides to write a ticket, he's accusing, not suspecting, someone of committing a violation.

I'll add that the rules are different when operating a motor vehicle. You're required to...
09-29-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,063
Posted By Ross520

Regarding the first thing I bolded, no, unless...

Regarding the first thing I bolded, no, unless you're being suspected of a misdemeanor or a felony, they have no right to detain you.

Also, most is a misnomer, 24 states are "stop and identify",...
09-29-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Ross520

Okay folks, sorry for the delay. I was FINALLY...

Okay folks, sorry for the delay. I was FINALLY able to take a decent picture that captures the strands I'm talking about. Ignore that black mark, it's just a shadow from the flashlight I was using to...
09-28-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Ross520

Why not bring it with you? And even if you...

Why not bring it with you?

And even if you can't, in general, most items just don't hold their value very well. Hypothetically, I would eat the entire $1200 if I had to. That's a far better option...
09-28-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Ross520

No. Why are you letting depreciation...

No.

Why are you letting depreciation determine whether or not you purchase a bike?
09-28-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,063
Posted By Ross520

"Illinois 725 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/10714 Sec....

"Illinois 725 Ill. Comp. Stat.
5/10714
Sec. 107-14. Temporary questioning without
arrest.
(a) A peace officer, after having identified himself
as a peace officer, may stop any person in a...
09-27-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ross520

A distracted driver operating a vehicle that, at...

A distracted driver operating a vehicle that, at minimum, is typically 3000lbs doesn't even begin to compare to a cyclist, which is usually going to be 300lbs maximum.

Then add the speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,089
Posted By Ross520

Keep the bike. Find new friends.

Keep the bike. Find new friends.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,192
Posted By Ross520

I'm already on the bandwagon... 🙄. Although...

I'm already on the bandwagon... 🙄.

Although it makes me feel better that in the video, the steering tube didn't fail immediately, it gave the rider time to slow down and avoid a crash.

He...
09-26-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Ross520

I will probably take it to the LBS tomorrow,...

I will probably take it to the LBS tomorrow, figured I'd ask on here though, lots of intelligent, experienced folks on this board.

Thanks for the reply, blamester.




My apologies, I tried...
09-26-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,054
Posted By Ross520

Don't mean to sound condescending, but you must...

Don't mean to sound condescending, but you must be new to Craigslist. Par for the course...
09-26-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Ross520

Carbon fiber fork drop-outs...

I noticed a loose fiber or two on my cf fork drop-outs when I had it off to clean and lubricate the bearings.

From what I understand, even minor damage to cf can stress it to the point of failure....
09-25-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ross520

Update... My friend objected to clip-less...

Update...

My friend objected to clip-less pedals, and I obliged. So I will be racing with flats.

Just waiting on him to set the date. I'm ready anytime, anywhere! 😎
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 306,483
Posted By Ross520

Tucson, Arizona, after two days of heavy rain...

Tucson, Arizona, after two days of heavy rain storms. This wash is typically BONE dry.
...
09-25-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ross520

Thanks for all of the replies, folks! As...

Thanks for all of the replies, folks!

As far as the distance is concerned, we have now agreed on an eighth. Both of us felt that a quarter would favor me too much, as many of you mentioned...
09-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ross520

He's a bit out-of-practice, but he was quite fast...

He's a bit out-of-practice, but he was quite fast years ago. And wow, that's pretty serious power.
09-24-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ross520

That would be me. Between the long hours he...

That would be me. Between the long hours he works, and his wife and kids, I don't think he rides much anymore.

Out of curiosity, all things being equal conditioning-wise, which bike do you believe...
09-24-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ross520

BMX vs Road bike

Hi guys,

So, I'm not exactly sure how the topic was broached, but myself, and a buddy of mine ended up getting into a friendly argument yesterday over which one would win in a short sprint (eighth...
09-21-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,854
Posted By Ross520

Agreed. Every once-in-a-while I'll have an...

Agreed.

Every once-in-a-while I'll have an issue, but usually I have an enjoyable, safe, ride.

How many MUP deaths do you hear about every year? I can't think of any.

And for me personally,...
09-20-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,570
Posted By Ross520

I got hit in the mouth by a pigeon a few weeks...

I got hit in the mouth by a pigeon a few weeks ago. Wasn't exactly life-threatening, just gross.
09-19-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,328
Posted By Ross520

Pretty much. If someone had yelled at me for that...

Pretty much. If someone had yelled at me for that when I was a teenager, I probably would have laughed and used my hands-free operation to give them a special, two-finger salute.

Kids are mean...
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